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Freeview Programing details.
Broadcasters can choose whether to broadcast their channels on satellite and/or terrestrial so the channel offering may differ between the two platforms. The current channel line up is as follows:
Freeview (via satellite)
ONE, TV2, TV3, C4, Maori Television, TVNZ6, TVNZ7, TVNZ Sports Extra, Stratos, Parliament TV, Cue, Te Reo, Radio New Zealand National, Radio New Zealand Concert, George FM
Freeview|HDTM (via UHF aerial)
ONE, TV2, TV3, C4, Maori Television, TVNZ6, TVNZ7, TVNZ Sports Extra, Parliament TV, tvCentral (Waikato/BOP only), Radio New Zealand National, Radio New Zealand Concert
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TV3 operates a significant news and current affairs department, responsible for over 9 hours of peak programming weekly. In regard to entertainment, TV3 is a young adult oriented network that's made its mark featuring crime drama, hit reality shows and New Zealand-produced programmes. Sport also plays an integral role in the schedule. TV3 is available in digital widescreen and free-to-air only on Freeview.
C4 is New Zealand's leading youth television for twenty somethings. From the latest music releases to the classics, C4 hosts keep you up to date with the latest goings on from the local and international music scene. The channel also features cutting edge international and local programming including comedy, drama, reality, animation and movies - all specially selected for C4's youthful audience. C4 is available in digital widescreen and free-to-air 24 hours a day on Freeview.
It's the goal of Maori Television to play a major role in revitalising the Maori language and culture that is the birthright of every Maori and the heritage of every New Zealander. Maori Television screens a range of programmes that portray Maori from a Maori perspective. They broadcast news, sports, current affairs, general programmes produced in-house (most of these live to air) and original programmes made by independent Maori and non-Maori producers.
TVNZ 6, the first of TVNZ's two new digital channels, features advertising-free programming with between 50% and 70% local content. It is divided into three distinct services targeting preschoolers (TVNZ Kidzone, 6am – 4pm), families (TVNZ Family, 4pm – 8.30pm) and adult viewers (TVNZ Showcase, 8.30pm to closedown). Each service offers its target audience a tailored mix of stimulating, informative and entertaining programming from New Zealand and overseas.
TVNZ 7 is a commercial-free “factual” channel. News makes up 30% of the programming, and the remaining 70% is a mixture of documentaries (both new and historical), sports and current affairs programmes. The News component includes ten minute news bulletins on the hour, every hour, as well as an hour-long news bulletin at 8pm. There are some new local shows, including a politics show and a media review show. TVNZ 7 is a place where New Zealanders can go to shape their views about local and international issues, and understand how they affect them as Kiwis.
(only available on Freeview satellite) Stratos Television provides a unique schedule of the best of regional, ethnic and educational television programming from New Zealand and around the world. It also offers a full selection of the best international news services, current affairs programmes and documentaries from respected major public service broadcasters, in English and other languages.
Parliament TV broadcasts the full unedited proceedings of Parliament. Eight remote-controlled cameras film the proceedings in the House on sitting days from question-time at 2pm through debates and the consideration of legislation until the House rises. In all, approximately 17.5 hours per week is shown live and unedited, when the House is sitting. Details of sitting times.
(only available on Freeview satellite) CUE Television produces news, political, lifestyle and sports shows that reflect provincial people and events, along with a burgeoning reputation for quality coverage of niche sporting and cultural activities around the country.
A key feature of the schedule is educational programming provided by the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) as part of their mixed media delivery programme for extra mural students nationwide, within the highly successful Zero Fees Scheme run by the institute.
(only available on Freeview satellite) Maori Television is proud to present New Zealand's first 100 per cent Maori language television channel – Te Reo. The channel launched on Friday March 28 and will initially broadcast daily during the prime time hours of 8pm to 11pm on Freeview channel 24.
It is aimed at fluent Maori speakers and Maori language learners, and enables New Zealanders to have full immersion Maori language households. All programming is exclusively in Te Reo Maori with no subtitles. There is also special tribal programming and a particular focus on new programming for fluent viewers.
(only available on Freeview|HDTM in Waikato/BOP) tvCentral connects the Waikato and the Bay of Plenty with coast to coast regional television that is local, entertaining and informative. Our schedule is made up of over 30% local content, alongside national, regional and international programming. As a 'family safe' channel we aim to cater to all age groups and genres.
(only available on Freeview satellite) George FM is New Zealand's only dance music station, showcasing its eclectic grooves from around the world. Soul, House, Funk and Jazz from all musical eras add up to make George a truly unique music experience.
This funky, cutting-edge station is driven by New Zealand's most popular club DJs and personalities. George FM's Breakfast Show is the home of New Zealand music icon and the ultimate host of TV and radio, Peter Urlich.
George FM is a self-proclaimed lifestyle leader - in both style and sound. George FM reflects NZ's contemporary urban culture - its listener's taste for cafés, restaurants, fashion, technology and entertainment.
George FM – sounds different.